Hope Charitable Foundation

FUNDRAISER #4

HELPING LITTLE AHMED

FUNDRAISER #4
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Meet Gorgeous Little Boy Ahmad
 
*WARNING the following contains content and images that some may find distressing*
Ahmad is three years old and diagnosed with the hydrocephalus (a condition in which an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid occurs within the brain and kidneys) he is now paralyzed in the lower half of his body. Ahmad was born with an opening in his back and needed urgent surgery. After the surgery fluids began to build in his spine and made their way up to his brain causing painful and discomforting swelling in the brain and eyes. Following this Ahmad underwent another surgery in order to drain the fluid. Unfortunately, this did not completely work and today he is still suffering from continuous build-up of the fluid which now it’s affecting his kidneys besides his brain and eyes.
Ahmad currently lives in Lebanon with his older sister who is five and his parents where their everyday life is a struggle. In 2016 Ahmad and his family fled from Syria to Lebanon where they live as refugees, as their town in Syria is still unsafe and they cannot return. His parents are unfortunately unable to work as they are not granted permission to work in Lebanon. They only receive help from the UNHCR, which is free accommodation and $100 a month. This is not nearly enough to cover Ahmad’s medical fees. To make matters worse, his mother received gun wounds from an encounter with two people fighting in their residential building and she reluctantly had to spend what she spared for Ahmad on her treatment as the person who shot her refused to pay her bills. With her injuries Ahmad’s mother has to carry him around the house and to go to the shops or the doctor as he doesn’t have a wheelchair or even a pusher because they simply cannot afford it.
The doctor said Ahmad needs regular x-ray scans and blood and eye tests every 6 months which could cost around $1500. However, since in Lebanon medical expenses are to be paid without help from anyone, Ahmad’s family have not been able to afford these tests for a very long time. As a result, the fluids are rapidly accumulating behind Ahmad’s eyes and kidneys causing swollenness and effecting his vision. The doctor also advised that physio therapy would help Ahmad greatly, but again his parents merely cannot afford it. In the future Ahmad will also require an operation which the cost of is currently undetermined as well as a special walker that would be attached to his body to assist him with walking.
 
We have created a Syria Project and with the generosity of our HOPE community we are all doing our very best to support Ahmed and his family.
 
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THE DETAILS
STAGE 1 – SENDING AHMED INTO SURGERY
 
Thanks to our amazing HOPE community, we were able to send Ahmad into surgery!
Because of your generosity there is a happy boy recovering in hospital as we speak.
Ahmad’s mother thanks you and HOPE for the help greatly – because of our donation she was able to pay and book in his surgery immediately.
We thank you for following Ahmad’s journey, which isn’t over yet…
We will post further updates as we receive them ❤️

STAGE 2 – MUCH NEEDED PHYSIOTHERAPY SUPPORT
 
Ahmed needs physio therapy for his feet otherwise he will need further surgeries in the near future. UNHCR is refusing to help them as they are not eligible for help at this stage.
Ahmed will need around 40 physiotherapy sessions and each session costs $25 and ultrasound $100 which comes to 1100 USD.
Thanks to our wonderful HOPE community we were able to donate $400 AUD to get him started.

STAGE 3 – A STEP TOWARDS HAPPINESS
 
Ahmed’s mum noticed that her little boy was changing emotionally and was diagnosed by the doctor with depression.
Ahmed needed to find a way to smile again, so his mother thought to buy him a wheelchair! What a wonderful idea. This little boy is now able to enjoy watching kids playing in the streets and longer durations outdoors.
Thank you HOPE community for helping Ahmed take step towards happiness.
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